As long as the year off is productive, it is not a problem. There are many students who get into each class who have taken at least one year off or were not picked up the year they graduated and had to reapply after a year off. So, you should be fine as long as you don't sit on a beach and sip on mai tais asll year lon.
how else are you able to get experience? working during school? sometimes that works in your favor and other times it brings down the quality of your study time, unless you are paid to study (which those librarian asst jobs do).
i worked for an OMFS, and 2 GP's during my gap year.
So has anyone taken off more than a year? My problem is that some personal problems are getting in my way of applying right now and I was thinking of applying next june. I just graduated.
What should I do in my time off? Do dental schools frown upon this?
Can predental students "take a year off" as the premed students sometimes choose to do? Do dental schools encourage or discourage students from considering a gap-year?